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WIND, ORKGON, WKDNKSDAY, DKCKMIiftlt I, 1909.
HIGHEST WATER IN
Deschutes Makes a New Record
on Its Upper Reaches.
TOUCHES MARK OP 3.40 POUT
Iloom at Sawmill llrokr, (Iridic" Cap
rlcd Oul, anil Considerable Darn
ago Dune lu Dam Other
Report of High Water.
The staid old Deschutes lias be
haved shamefully during the past
week, and baa recorded a hii;h
water mark never before witnessed
"in the memory of tbe oldest in
habitants." The ystiow-fall of a
fortnight ago, followed by tbe pro
longed and heavy ruins of the past
week, sent the old river on a small
rampage, and did not lucotiskler
nble amount of damage at Hcnd.
Tbe highest mark was recorded on
tbe 36th and 37th when tbe gauge
at the pumping htatton showed 3 .10
feet. Thul wm the creitl of the
high water and on the jHth it
nbowcd 3 ao feet and on tbe 391b it
had dropped to 3 feet, At lleitd
where the gauge la stationed the
river is exceptionally wide and the
water undoubtedly "piled up" at
much greater depths in other nnd
narrower parts of the canyon.
This was tbe highest water ever
known on the upper Deadline
A. J. Awbrcy, one of tbe oldest
aclllcni on tbe river, aaya that 011
February 1 1. 1907, tbe river at
Iktsd registered a 5 feet, which was
the high mark up to that Unit
Thus tbe recent "Hood" registered
nearly a foot more water than there
was Ih 1907. At this time the
waters have none over and buried
all existing high water marks along
The damage at Ikud was done
late i'rlday afternoon, when the
boom at the sawmill broke, letting
out almost 130 logs. The flood
.catrlcd these down rapidly and
smashed them against the bridge
at the mill crossing, tearing it out
and making drilt wood of that
Mructurc in short order. The lib
erated logs then raced down the
river to where the power dam is lc
ing built. At that place timbers
had been set lu the river, across its
entire width, to form supports for a
bridge, from which load alter load
of rocks were to be dutntx-d to form
a part of the dam. These upright
timbers were knocked over and car
rlcd away, four Iwuts only being
left stntiding in the channel of the
stream two ut each side. The
high water and logs also tore out
the foot bridge at the Muster place.
This was about tbe sum total of
the damage at Ucnd, although the
water overflowed tbe small dam
built to divert, the river away from
where the ,roct" were working on
the larger Mructurc, and caused
n ccssutiwi of labor Jor several
days. Practically no djiwagc was
done, however, fit this" particular
No bridges have been washed
out either above or below tbe town,
although it was feared at one time
that tbe new county bridge at Laid
law would go out. A week ago
Tumello creek went on n rampage,
tore out the Columbia Southern
hcadgate, and uprooted many large
nine trees along its banks. The
high water earned one of tliesr
down to the I.aldluw bridge and it
lodged lengthwise across the pillars
of that structure. This log waH
about 300 feet long. Two other
logs were carried down and piled
011 top of the first us nicely us a
crew of men could have done it,
With the high water and the nccum
uluted drift wood, one ctin Imagine
the tremendous pressure that was
thrown against the bridge. The
men at Ifaidlaw heard of the pre.
carious condition and voluntutily
went down 10 do whut they could
to relieve it. They chopped out
the branches of (he trccw, but on
iiccouiit of the hick of equipment,
were uiiiiiiie to dislodge tbe lot's
As soon us poxtihlc Jhr county olfi
iluls got a crtw to work. The logs
were removed by sawing them into
snort leugtlis mill letting the current
curry Iheni uwiiy Tbe bridge was
not materially damaged, although
the pressure had been so great that
two or three bents were moved six
or eight Inches down stream and
otic side of the structure was lifted
a trifle higher llinn the other. At
this time the bridge at the V. I'
Downing lioiiientciid was also
Above Mend the ferry used by
John I'etcrs went out and washed
uguliixt the new bridge in that lo
cality, and the vater began to pile
up above the bridge. Mllliild Haw
1 hum discovered the trouble and
chopped out the obstruction before
any damage was done.
Several bridges are out on Squaw
creek. The bridge across the creek
a short distance cast of Sisters went
out and the water gouged out a
channel that will require u struc
ture 300 feet long to span it. At
tbe bridge at the old Camp Polk
place, I lie creek cut a new channel
about six feet deep.
Dan Hcisiug was In Hcnd last
week from his home on tlie Matoles
u!d reported that he knewjof three
bridges on tributaries ohitjie Ma
toles (hut bad been waahril out. and
thnl there was much high water
through all that country.
wnc'n tlie ruins nturtctl on me
181I1, the water in the Deschutes
stood at the Hcnd gauge at 1 38
feet. 1 be story of the rise and fall
is told in the following readings:
1H1I1 I.jS frit.
191I1 1.J5 "
juili 1.30 "
it 1.60 "
JJinl j.im "
Jjrd ,l, "
Mill J.Jl "
jjtll J.70 "
36th 1 40 "
7ilt i 4o "
39th 3 1 "
ASK POR WINTER SCHEDULE.
Cornell Is Also Working for West
Side Mall Line.
G. M. Cornctt, who has the con
tract for carrying the mail In from
Shaniko, is attempting to obtain
the consent of the postoffice au
thorities for n different time sched
ule during the winter months. The
Journal says that if the requests of
Cornctt arc allowed, be will start
two coach rs from Shaniko each
morning at 6 o'clock, thus dividing
the load, and in case of disability
of cither coach, the other will bring
the mail through.
Mr. Cornctt and the postmaster
at 1'rlneville are also recommend
ing that there be established n di
rect line of mall communication
along the west side of tbe county,
from Hcislcr to lleud by way of
Madras, Redmond and I.aldlaw,
which will divide the weight of
mail, seuding the southbound mail
for the west side of the county over
a more direct route.
If put into effect at all, the new
arrangement will no doubt be pro
vided for at once, so as to haudU
the annual Ijeavy holiday malls
with better dispatch than the pres
ent arrangement will warrant. The
proposed service wifl jierhaps con
tinue until March 1.
Tbe change of the time schedule
Is requested because the late arrival
of tlie train at Shaniko, the greatly
increased amount of mail and the
heavy roads muke it imossihlc to
get the mail through satisfiictoril)
on the present .schedule.
Ulds will be received by the
school board for tbe finishing of 11
room In the school building. Work
to begin Dec. 23th ond to be finish
ed jun. 8, 1910, Ilids uui.st be in
by Dec. 15.
Dated this 8th day of Nov. 1909
1. A. Smith, U. C. Co,
OF THE PAST WEEK
New Crew Is Running a Line
Past of Ucnd.
AT WORK AT TRAIL CROSSING
(paid for the intellectual treat he
gave. I he cliurcli was crowded
and all were delighted. The subject
ol the second lecture will be "What
I saw in Greece, Turkey, Syria,
the Holy Land and Kicypt " Mr.
Lewtas will show two hundred
magnificent views of the countries
he has traveled in, and will describe
In a graphic manner the geography,
history, habits, and customs of the
people. No one should fail to hear
this splendid lecture. Admission,
children 23c, adults, 500. Tbe lec
ture will commence at 8 o'clock.
Ilarrlmnn Line Is llelng Rapidly Com
pleted and Camps Are Ilelng Us
lablUlied South of Madras.
Oilier General News.
There has lieen some slight shift
iiiu of the surveying crews around
Hcnd during 1 lie p.mt week. Kn
glticcr Kockfcllow and his crew,
who have been stationed at Ucnd
and Redmond all summer, have
been transferred to Madras, and n
new crew under J. I.. Staccr is now
running a line at Dcnd for tbe Ore
gon Trunk Line. This crew is
camped at the old experiment farm
Knglncer Staccr began his work
by lying onto the Wakefield line
tlar the Central Oregon canal, and
now running north, surveying a
line cast of Pilht HUtte. This line
runs between the house and barn
on the H. A. Wilkinson place,
crosses IJlmer Merrill's ranch and
then runs slightly to the northeast,
likewise crossiug Dr. Denver's
Hnginecr Wakefield will move
from Fred Shotiquesl's place to
Wet Weather Springs today and is
hard at work locating the very fin
est kind of a line possible through
that section. They have the line
located about bulf way across the
lava and it runs between Lava Butte
and the river.
Many Men at Trail Crossing.
Hcnd men who have come past
Trail Crossing rciort that a very
large camp is located at the crossing
of the Oregon Trunk Line over
Crooked River. A large tent fully
300 feet long is used for a stable,
and new men and teams are being
added to the! crew fiequcutly.
Much blasting Is being done on the
approaches to the bridge, and south
of the crossing a large crew is at
work on a nil a mile or more long.
Ilarrlman Line Is Coming Rapidly.
Grading cu tbe Harriman line
north of Madras is being pushed
through rapidly. Some of the
contractors buvc finished their con
tracts in the canyon, aud are mov
ing south of Madras. 'It W. Rich
ardson, who was through that sec
tion n short time ago, reports that
there is one crew at work about a
mile this side of the above named
place, and two other camps arc es
tablished still fat titer this wuy on
the Hurrimmi survey.
Contractoi Callibun, who has a
contract for six miles through
rock at the mouth of Trout creek,
said it would take him 18 months
to finish his contract. He has been
on the job about six months, aud
hence should have it finished in
about a year from the present date
When bis contract ts finished,
work will have advanced far enough
undoubtedly to allow tbe laying
of rails into Madrus and on south
Judge Twohy has stated that
they would have the Harriman line
completed to Madras by July or
August of next year.
It is the common opinion through
here that bol't the Hill and Hurri
man roads will have their roadbeds
south of Madras completed by tbe
time the rails reach that place, and
that it will be only a mutter of a
few weeks from the time the rails
reach Madras until they are ex
tended on to Hcnd.
AND STILL ANOTHER ROAD
Strangers With $10,000,000 Capital
Propose to build New Line.
Sai.hm, Or., Nov. 24 Ten mil
lion dollars Is the capital of Ore
gon's latest railroad acquisition,
Beginning in the city of Portland
and running thence in a southerly
and easterly direction in and
through the counties of Multno
mah, Clackamas, Marion, Linn,
Crook, Klamath, Lake to Lake
view in the UiU named county or
to a point on Goose Lake in that
county, is the new road's proposed
route. A branch is also to be built
connecting with the main line near
the town of Lower Bridge, on the
Dechutes river, in Crook county,
continuing thence in an easterly di
rection in nnd through the coun
ties of Crook, Wheeler and Grant
along the John Day river to a
point in or near Canyon City; also
another branch line commencing
at Princville, Crook county, run
ning thence in a southerly and east
erly direction through Crook and
llwrney counties to Harney Lake
or vicinity, according to the articles
of incorporation filed with the sec
retary of state today.
The new corporation will be
known as the Portland, Lakeview
& Eastern Railway Company, and
is organized under the laws of the
territory of Arizona, papers having
been filed there Nov. 12, by Wil
liam S. Dexter, Charles S. Elgut
tcr, Edward S. Robinson, James
Hums, Sidpcy R. Rheinstrom, in-
corporators, all of Omaha, Neb.
Phoenix, Arizona, is to be tbe
principal place of business of the
new incorporation, with a branch
in Portland, Or., in which latter
place stockholders may meet and
the directors have offices and trans
act all business of the road. The
corporation is authorized to con
struct, maintain, operate and own
a railroad or railroads in the terri
tory of Arizona and state of Oregon
and in such others as well as it may
later acquire the corporate.rights to
enter. Single telegraph lines are
included in the equipment of the
line. The terminul in Arizona is
to be Phoenix, Maricopa county,
and others yet to be determined,
while the terminal in Oregon has
not been decided upon. The pa
pers set forth that about 300 miles
of the new road will be within Ore
gon's boundaries There are too,
000 shures of stock of the par value
ot $ 1 00 each, fully paid and uon
assessable. The life of tbe corpor
ation is set at 50 years, with privi
lege of renewal, as provided bv law,
William S. Dexter, Edward Rob
inson, and Sidney R Rheinstrom,
of Omaha; George W. Passcll, of
Portland; Robert H. Davey, of Edi?
moot, S, D., and Lewis II, Chal
mers and Henry 11. Wilkinson, of
Phoenix, Arir. , constitute the
board f directors Telegram.
Popular Illustrated Lecture,
Rev. John Lewtas will deliver bis
second lecture tomorrow evening in
the Heud church, Those who
heard Mr. Lewtas on Saturday
evening were more thau amply re-
NOTICE TO OUR READERS.
Tine to the fact that the since
company failed to bring our weekly
bundle of papers lu to us in time,
The Bulletin is forced to appear
this week in only half its usual
size. It is evident that we will be
forced to make som other arrange
ment, and may perhaps discard tbe
BY FALLING ROCK
Top of Head Torn Off; Death
WARNED BY HIS COMRADES
Refused to Listen to Their Advice and
Met Death as a Result Was the
Second Alan Killed on the
John Lcgin, an Austrian laborer
about 10 years of age, was kilted
last Wednesday afternoon while
working in one of tbe Harriman
construction crews in Porter Spring
canyon near Madras, Rocks from
an overhanging cliff fell upon him
in such a manner as to disembowel
him, and also tore off tbe top of bis
head, scattering his brains over tbe
ground. Death was instantaneous.
lis far as is known tbe man bad no
Lcgin had been warned by the
other workmen in regard to the
danger of the loose rock falling,
but be appeared foolhardy and in
different. Other workmen saw the
rocks start to fall aud tried to warn
Lcgin, but be only had time to
straighten up when the mass of
rock struck him.
This is tbe second fatal accident
since work started on the Deschutes
roads. The first man was killed
by a rock crashing into his tent
while he was asleep and crushing
DESCHUTES ON A RAMPAQE.
Rise of Ten Feet In Only 24 Hours Is
Tub Dallks, Or., Nov. 34 The
Deschutes river has risen 10 feet in
the last 34 hours. Two camps of
the Deschutes Railroad were washed
away, one Oregon Trunk camp
is gone, and the stream is a raging
torrent. Railroad construction has
been greatly handicapped.
The Columbia at this point is
rising on the average of one foot
and one-half per day. The rainfall
is the heaviest for this season of
the year in the history of the vicin
ity. No rain fell today, but the
Columbia is still rising.
An indication of the progressive
spirit which is destined to put
Bend far in the lead of the rapidly
growiug towns of Central Oregon
is tbe tastefully gotten up invita
tions which A M. Lara, one of our
leading merchants, is sending out.
Mr. Lara is extending a cordial
invitation to all through the Col
umns of The Bulletin to celebrate
with him tbe second anniversary of
the opening of his store on Decem
ber 3rd and 4th, from 1 to 3 and
7:30109:30 n. m.
The store is being decorated, tbe
Rend Concert Band will pluy dur
ing the evening" and light refresh
ments will be served.
The event will be made the occa
sion for Mr. Lara's Christmas open
ing and an enjoyable time i s
promised to all.
Roslnd, Nov. 38. The people west
n Little river have len virtually
"flooded In" the past week. The river
Itoi lcn higher than it has ever been
know n to be, the weather has been worse
nil 'round nnd there bus beeu mote
grouching about the weather than ever
before. Tnke It all 'rouml, things are
going 011 swimmingly.
There will be many Rosland people lu
Ucnd durlug this week atteudiug the
adjustment of the water rights on
Dan Reeee and Ralph Caldwell were
to arrive Saturday evening.
Mr. Wallace haa left the employ of the
sawmill people and expects to take up a "
nuijiriic i in a nine wiiuc.
The sawmill haa been laid up the pat
week on account of the high water. It
will resume work tomorrow.
I. A, Wletl, from near Jefferson, fs in
town tonight looking after some school
land that belongs to him.
Meant. Vm Dorretl, Wot. Taylor and
Allan Trobee returned from Silver Lake
last I'ridav where they made fiual proof
on their homesteads.
There were two trees and another
bridge lodged against tbe new bridce
over on the west fork of tbe Deschutes
lt Thursday, C B. Atlen informed
Millard Hawthorne that there would be
some work necessary to aare the bridge.
Ranger Hunl la still on top and wilt
soon be in this neighborhood at tbe old
Wavman Rolirrluin hu-V In ttu
country for the winter.
Th alaltre rlr hntfAa nn In Ihla
countryihaa been a Uke for the past
Ed Maka will net be with es this
winter but will attend tbe School of
Forestry at Seattle.
PoweH Btrttes Note,
Chas. Kiswonger and family and KVf,
N'lswonger of Bend spent TbauksjtlviBjc'
day with Mr. and Mrs. M. Nlswnnger.
The Mlssea Viola and Nellie Reynold
were home from their school to1 tajoy '
Thanksgiving dinner wllh their parents.
A. I). Morrill and family and C. M.
Davis were guests of Mr. and Mr. C. II.
Kill on Thanksgiving.
On Thanksgiving day, harvest festi
vals and the like, is where Powell Butte
cook score. They can't be beaten any
where. Ask the bachelors.
Mlsa Kdna Pyatt. who has resigned
the Butte Valley school to teach near
her home, bat been succeeded by Miss
Veta Forest. Misa Forest came here
but recently from Uelllnghaa, Wash.
Tbe recent cold soap caught raott o(
our potatoes in tbe ground. When the
weather moderated again, everyone took
the hint and "got busy." Anil also, we
saw a man mowing November 36..
WEALTH OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Table Oivbtff Auesaed Valuation, ol
Creole Ceuaty'a Districts for 1909.
Following is the assessed vala
tion of the various school districts
of Crook county. The richest dis
trict is listed with $878,950, Bend is
second with $775,993, and then
comes Princville, Rostand, Sunait
Prairie, Latdtaw and Buck Creek.
The complete list follows:
.-i--mil 1,, , 1 , t;iVT
j Johnson ftir , , , , n,Hi
4 Uppr McKay.
8 rowclt Buttra
I illtnd. ...
ij Mountain Vttw..
I Mu4 Sprint-..
l Athwou I
11 Msdrs. -3??rji ,-
, ,., -.
r Btavtr..... ... .
S Diamond Hldgc...
jy Lapsed .. ...
JJ UfPt Oer Crk....
js Ciou Ky...
J7 -Hay Ctk-. ....- .
js Lower Bear Crk..,
J9 Upper Rye Crass
40 Warnuprias .....
4j Roslsnd I,
4j Cloverdsle. -...-....,
44 Upper Mill Creekv.u
4S Ochoco ............. ....
w-Cllne falls. . . ..,.
j- Methodist Hill ..
)- Laldlaw ......,
54-Shrprd . ...
si-ltulloa Valley-..!. .
jft Hllisatd HWt--..
j iipat rraine .
39 krdiuoud r-.ii ,
to Vtbhert ...... ...
ol .risinview-... ..--&j
pt City... ........--
aj Lone itue. --... -
05-lln ut Hldge ....,-.
60 Noun nutie. ..,.
67 Round llutte. ..
A Lyle Gau
6 Willow Crcek.. .-. .
70 Telherow Butte...--'.-,... ..,
71 Querln. ....-...... . . ..,....-.
Butte Valley.-... ...-.-. . .
1 7i-Rllardon. -..-- ,-.,